Darling Maragarin

Darling Margarin, 20, appears at his arraignment Friday in Lawrence District Court. He is charged with shooting a juvenile Thursday in a Lawrence neighborhood. 

LAWRENCE— The man charged by police with shooting a juvenile Thursday in a Lawrence neighborhood is being held without bail.

At his arraignment Friday in Lawrence District Court, Darling Magarin, 20, was ordered held. A hearing is scheduled for June 18 to decide if he is considered a danger to society and should continue to be held without bail.

Police said Magarin was the adult shooter involved in an an incident which left a juvenile wounded on Howard Street late Thursday afternoon.

Magarin and two other people have been arrested, but police did not release their names because they are under under age 18. Their names are protected by law because of their age.

Police have not released the age of the juvenile who was wounded.

Gunfire erupted at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Howard Street, a neighborhood which contains an elementary school, the Engine 6 firehouse and many single and multi-family homes.

Police Chief Roy Vasque said the shooting victim survived overnight. No other details on his condition were available Friday morning.

The victim was treated at the scene by Lawrence General Hospital ambulance personnel and Lawrence firefighters, and later airlifted to a Boston hospital.

Magarin and the other people arrested will likely face attempted murder and other charges, Vasque said.

The investigation by Lawrence and state police is continuing.

"Three arrests is a good start," said Vasque, noting the incident brought a massive law enforcement response to Howard Street, including canine units from the state police and Essex County Sheriff's Department.

North Andover Officer Eric Sewade and Mojo, the dog he handles, also went to the scene.

Police searched an apartment building at 333 Howard St., but the shooting took place on the other side of the street, outside 306 Howard St., according to John McNeil, who lives in the neighborhood.

McNeil said he was inside his home when he heard the shots fired. McNeil said he did not see the victim or his assailant, but he heard the gunman "was wearing a hat."

Auxiliary police officers blocked Howard Street at Pleasant and Platt streets. Most of the buildings in the closely packed neighborhood are duplexes or triple deckers. A sign on one house reads "security cameras in use."

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